- Apr 1, 2020
A delegation from the Chapecoense soccer club met with Pope Francis during his general audience on Wednesday. Most of the team’s staff and players were killed last November in a plane crash in Colombia. The Brazilians are in Rome to play A.S. Roma, in a charity match to raise funds for the club’s rebuilding, and the pope asked them to communicate the “sweetness of God’s love.”
Pope Francis today joined the thousands gathered in Rome for his weekly audience to those mourning in Chapeco cathedral by leading a prayer. “I would like to remember today the pain of the Brazilian people for the tragedy of the soccer team,” Francis said Wednesday.